The Gibson Victory was launched in 1981, as a basic one-pickup passive model; the Victory Standard, and a two-pickup active
Victory Artist. These were joined a year later by a two-pickup passive Victory Custom.
Stylistically, the Victory was unlike any previous Gibson bass, asymmetrical with a deep lower cutaway, allowing access
to the 24 frets, only the Thunderbird headstock suggesting its heritage.The Victory Artist created tonal differences electronically,
without needing to use the series/parallel switch - and when played in passive mode sounds similar to the Custom.